SOURCE: Emptoris

May 13, 2008 11:13 ET

Ted Williams Appointed Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Emptoris, Inc.

Emptoris Attracts Leader With 25+ Years of Software Operations Experience

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, announced today that Ted Williams has been appointed as the company's Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations. Williams brings more than 25 years of experience as a leader of software sales and field operations to Emptoris, including having previously served as Chief Operating Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer at growing software firms.

"Most know the name Ted Williams as an icon of Boston sports history, but those in the software industry know the name Ted Williams as an operational leader," said Avner Schneur, President and Chief Executive Officer, Emptoris, Inc. "Emptoris has hit a home run in attracting a professional with such strong leadership experience to manage our global field operations."

"As our business expands globally, we need a professional with diverse, global operational experience who can ensure our customers receive the best available service -- and that prospective customers are well aware of the business and bottom-line value of our solutions. Ted Williams is clearly someone with a track record of delivering such customer value and market awareness."

In his position as Senior Vice President, Global Field Operations, Ted Williams will lead Emptoris' customer solutions and sales organization, and will play a key role on the company's executive management team.

Williams previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Activplant Corporation, one of Canada's fastest growing technology companies, and earlier in his career was appointed to the same roles at Comac Systems Corporation. At Comac Systems, he helped launch a new industrial enterprise software application which ultimately became ranked # 1 in its market by AT Kearney. He most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at OpenPages Inc., a governance, risk and compliance software company. At OpenPages, Williams led the restructuring and growth of the North American, Japanese and Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) sales teams, and helped improve customer satisfaction and sales win rates globally.

Previously, Williams was Vice President of Worldwide Sales Operations at Computer Associates (CA), which acquired Concord Communications, where he was the EVP, Worldwide Field Operations. He spent more than a decade in sales at Boston-based MRO Software, Inc., during which the company grew from approximately $25 million to more than $200 million in annual sales. As Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at MRO Software, Williams managed more than 175 professionals in a globally dispersed sales operation.

Williams holds an MBA in Management from San Francisco State University; a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University; and attended graduate sales management programs at Kellogg business school.

"I was quite aware of Emptoris solutions and their stellar reputation in the market, and look forward to helping the company even further expand its installation base and reputation," said Ted Williams, newly appointed Senior Vice President of Field Operation, Emptoris, Inc. "What 25 years in sales and operations for software companies has taught me is that solutions that bring great value can help sell themselves. Thus, my focus is going to be on communicating the Emptoris track record of value."

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a world leader in innovative supply and contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 2000 companies in every industry. Customers include American Express, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta, and Vodafone.

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